Founded in 2009 by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, The Bass University (BU) offers acclaimed bass fishing education programs in three formats: online, in the classroom and on the water. The Bass University builds programs that help anglers of all skill levels gain confidence in new tactics and techniques to catch big bass consistently.
Each Bass University event location features six top-level tournament bass anglers who will present a total of 12 seminars over two days. Each seminar is approximately 45 minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics, techniques and tackle. Attendees can ask questions during the round-table discussion and rub elbows with the pros during breakout sessions.
Bass University seminars are two-day events, but individual days can be purchased when selecting ticket options. Additionally, all students receive a T-shirt, a tackle bag and special sponsors offers. They also have a chance to win prizes throughout the weekend.
Interested anglers can register online at TheBassUniversity.com/class-training to guarantee a spot in the class. Walk-in registrants are welcome if space allows, starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Special rates are available for students and youths 17 and younger.
Here's a look at the 2019 schedule:
Mike Iaconelli – Micro Jigs and Fishing the Moment
John Crews – Top Plastics of All Time and Consistent Bass Fishing Techniques
Cliff Crochet – Using Speed to Trigger Strikes and Skirted Swimmers
Seth Feider – Fishing Millfoil 101 and Shallow Smallmouth Techniques
JT Kenney – Fishing The Magnum Ned Head and Tidal Water Strategies
Ish Monroe – Advanced Frog Fishing and Versatility of Creature Baits
Edwin Evers – Customized Approach to Jig fishing and Understanding the Bait Spawn.
Mark Daniels Jr. – Fine Tune Finesse Fishing and Shallow Cranking Secrets
James Elam – Versatility and Preparation
Carl Jocumsen – Giant Swimbaits and Boat Control
James Watson – Spoon Jackin’ and Ploppin' Life
Jeff Kreit – Suspended Bass and Tournament Strategies
Casey Ashley – Suspending Bass Tactics
Scott Canterbury – In-Depth Buzzbaits and Guide to Dock Fishing
Matt Herren – Advanced Jig Fishing System and Balsa Baits
Bryan Thrift – Finesse Swimbaits and Fishing Brush
Gerald Swindle – Simple Flipping/Pitching and Understanding Grass Patterns
Jesse Wiggins – Southern Shallow Cranking and Shakin’ Head System
Jordan Lee – How to Overcome a Bad Day of Fishing
Pete Gluszek – Tail-Weighting Baits and Fishing on The Edge
JT Kenney – Fishing Massive Bodies of Water
Mike McClelland – Bass Fishing Techniques (topics TBA)
Ish Monroe – Bass Fishing Techniques (topics TBA)
Additional speaker to be announced